Pakistan in Guinness Book of World Record

Pakistan in Guinness Book of World Record

The Biggest Ever Whale:
On 11th November 1949 on an Island near Karachi named Baba Island a whale was caught which was 41.5 feet long and 23 feet wide. This whale was weighed around 15-21 ton. According to the 1988 edition of the Guinness Book its the biggest whale ever seen.

The Cover Page and the Longest Man:
The 1983 edition of Guinness Book of World Record had the photo of Alam Channa, the Longest person on the planet alive on its front page, It was the first and only time a Pakistani was placed at the front page.

In 1981 edition of Guinness Book of World Record he was already recorded as the longest man in the world with the height of 8 feet and 2.5 inches.

Hashim Khan:
1958 British Open Squash Tournament was played at Langsdon Club. In the Final of the tournament Hashim Khan, who had lost in the last year's final to his brother Roshan Khan, beat his youngest brother Azam Khan 9/7 6/9 9/6 9/7 to win the British open for the 7th time which was a World Record. It is also the only instance of three brothers playing in the final of any tournament.

Most Candles Lit Together:
On 31st December, 2003 48 people lit 8154 candles to make the logo of a famous Medicine Company in Faisalabad. According to the Guinness book of world record its the record for lighting up most candles at one time.

Youngest Judge:
Guinness Book of World Record included the name of Justice Muhammad Ilyas as the youngest Civil judge of the World. At the time of his recruitment he was only 23 years old. Justice Muhammad Ilyas was born in 1931 and in 1948 graduated from collage at the age of just 18 years. After passing the LLB exam with first position he was only allowed to sit in the provincial Service Commission exam after the news that even if he passes he won't be allowed to take any post  but after he got the first position in the exam he was announced as the Youngest Civil Judge of Pakistan at the age of 23.

Abdus-Sattatr Edhi:
In the year 2000 Guinness Book of World Record included the Famous Social Worker of Pakistan, Abdus-Sattar Edhi. The reason was a record which is a proud for anyone. According to the book Abdus-Sattar Edhi runs the biggest Ambulance Service in the World. He started the Ambulance Service in 1948 and uptill now has more than 1200 ambulances which includes Air Ambulances as well. He gets the donation of 5 Million dollars yearly which does not include any government fund.

Most Letters to Editors:
Hakim Irshad was a famous Educationist. His name was Included in the Guinness Book of World Record because he was the person who has written the most numbers of Letters to the Editor which are almost 602 in number. In the year 1962 alone his 48 letters were published.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan:
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's name was included in the 2001 edition of Guinness Book of World Record because of the record that might never be broken. He holds the privilege of recording 125 albums of songs which is still a record. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was also famous internationally because of the fact that he had recorded the sound tracks to two famous Hollywood movies, The Last temptation, Christ and Dead Man Walking.

Faisal Mosque Islamabad:
In its 1991 edition, Guinness Book of World Record named Faisal Mosque of Islamabad as the biggest Mosque of the World. Faisal Mosque was a gift from Shah Faisal to the people of Pakistan. Its total area is 46.87 Acres and the inner hall of Mosque is 1.9 Acres. A total of 3 lakh people can offer prayer at a time. The design of the Mosque was made by the famous architect Vedit Delow.

Late Benazir Bhutto's 3 records:
In the same year 1991, Guinness Book of World Record announced Benazir Bhutto as the youngest Prime Minister of the World. On 2nd December 1988 when she was elected the Prime Minister of Pakistan her age was 35 years 5 months and 10 days.
In the year 1994 her name was again included in the book for the reason that he got 96.71 votes in the elections which was the highest for anyone in the world. It is interesting to note here that before the record was included in the Guinness Book of World Record she had broken her previous record by taking 98.48 votes in the 1990 elections so her name was again included in the book in 1996.

Most Weight Lifted by the Ear:
On 26th may, 2004 a resident of Lahore, Zafar Gull lifted the weight of 51.7 Kg of weight by using a clamp on his ear for 7 seconds. According to the 2006 edition of Guinness Book of World Record its the record for the highest weight lifted by the ear.

Biggest Lock:
When the 2003 edition of Guinness Book of World Record was published it contained the name of an architect from Pakistan named Sheikh Zafar Iqbal. He holds the record of the biggest security lock ever with the dimensions of 67.3*39.6*12 cm and the weight of 91.3 Kg. Usually it is thought that the lock was made by Zafar Iqbal but the fact is that the lock was made by his father who passed away in 1987 after three years of hard work.

Shoaib Akhtar:
In the 2003 World Cup Cricket tournament during a match between England and Pakistan, Shoaib Akhtar bowled a ball with the speed of 161.3 kph (100.3 mph) which is the fastest ball bowled in the history of the game. Guinness Book of World Record in 2006 accepted it as the fastest ball ever bowled.
Before this Shoaib Akhtar had bowled a ball speeding 161.5 kph during an ODI match played between Pakistan and New Zealand but The International Cricket Council refused to accept the authenticity of the Speed Gun.

Smallest Holy Quran:
In 2004 Guinness Book of World Record announced that they have accepted the claim of a Saudiarabia based Pakistani doctor, Dr. Muhammad Saeed Fazal Karim Beyani that he has the smallest copy of the holy Quran with the dimensions of 1.70*1.28*0.72 cm. This copy of Holy Quran was published in 1875.

Biggest Tea Bag:
On 22nd June 2002 In Karachi a Brand of Tea leaves made the biggest Tea bag ever. the size of the tea bag was 10 feet 5 inches long and 7 feet 3 inches wide. the length of the thread holding the tea bag was 14 feet. In 2004 Guinness Book of World Record accepted is as the biggest tea bag and it still is a record.

Biggest Football:
On 11th November, 2006 during the Asian Games at Qatar, Doha the biggest football was presented to the world. This football was made by a Pakistani company with the same material which is used in the regular Football. The weight of the football was 950 Kg. Its radius was 29.77 feet and the area of 94.28 feet and the capacity of Air to be filled was 15838 cubic meter.

Biggest Stone from the Kidney:
On 24th June 2008 in the Medical College Hospital's Neurology department a stone of 6.2 kg was removed from the Kidney of a patient which is the record still. The operation was done by Dr. G Shabbir.

Jahangir Khan and Jansher Khan:
Many records of Jansher Khan and Jahangir Khan have been placed in the Guinness Book of World Record over the years which may not ever be broken. Jahangir Khan holds the record for remaining unbeaten for 5 years, winning the British open Squash Tournament 10 times and the youngest World Champion ever. Whereas Jan Sher khan holds the record of winning the World Squash Championship 8 times and British open Squash Tournament 11 times.

Umar Gull:
In the 2011 edition Umar Gull was included in the Guinness book of World record for the fact that he had 43 wickets in T20 cricket with the astonishing fact that he tool a wicket every 13 balls. It should be noted that Shahid Afridi holds the record for the most wickets in the T20 cricket with 53 wickets.

Those Records which were not yet Included in the Guinness Book of World Record:

In 2006 a Pakistani student with the age of 9 years became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). Before him the record was with a Pakistani girl named Arfa Karim. Sadly both the records were not included in the Guinness Book of World Record.

In 1985 Ahmed Nawaz Bugti got 98.75% votes in the elections but the record did not came under consideration by the Guinness Book of World Record and was awarded to Benazir Bhutto.

Ali Moin Nawazish holds the record for most A grades in the cambridge exams, he got 22 A grades from 24 possible subjects. His record is recently broken y another Pakistani student who has taken 23 A's.

Pakistan Blind Cricket Team Player, Masood Jaan scored 262 runs during the Blind Cricket World Cup in 1998 which is the highest individual Innings.

19 Pakistani students made the record of sitting in a single smart car breaking the record of 18 held by the Australians.

Dr Muhammad Mustansar holds the record for collection of most dummies, he has a tatal of 1994.

Pakitani architest Muhammad Amin Sleem holds the record for the Biggest diamond Ring ever made. The weight of the ring is 72 kg and has 97% of pure gold on it. The architect has named the ting as " Fragrance of Love".


  1. Wonderful info...I'm including this in my book about Pakistan with courtesy to your site.



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